Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas has called on FIFA to retire the number 10 shirt from the game to honour Argentine great Diego Maradona.

The 1986 World Cup hero died on Wednesday, aged 60, after suffering a heart attack.

The former Barcelona and Napoli forward was regarded as one of the greatest players in football history, with fans in Argentina referring to him as “The God”.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday after his team lost 2-0 to Porto in the Champions League, Villas-Boas said:

“Maradona, yes it is tough news, I would like FIFA to retire the number 10 shirt in all competitions, for all teams.

“It would be the best homage we could do for him. He is an incredible loss for the world of football.”

Napoli have not used the No. 10 shirt since 2000 as a mark of respect for the player who guided them to several trophies